Scientific name: Thymus pulegioides
The aromatic fragrance of Large thyme can punctuate a summer walk over a chalk grassland. It is an evergreen that grows low to the ground, with erect spikes of tiny, lilac flowers appearing over summer.
StatisticsHeight: up to 25cm
When to seeJune to September
AboutLarge thyme, also known as 'Broad-leaved thyme', is a low-growing, evergreen and aromatic shrub that is mainly found on chalk grassland, as well as on sand dunes and heathland.
Walk across a chalk grassland in summer and its fragrance will punctuate the warm air around you - a delightful, sensory experience. The erect spikes of tiny, lilac flowers appear from June to September.